Kirstie Alley Denies Rumors That John Travolta Is Gay, Says They Were In Love
The 67-year-old former Cheers actress added that she and the 64-year-old former Grease star were in love but were never officially a couple.
In a recent interview with British tabloid The Sun, Alley said she and Travolta — her fellow Scientologist and Look Who’s Talking co-star — never developed a romantic relationship because she refused to cheat on her then-husband Parker Stevenson.
“John would agree it was mutual that we sort of fell in love with each other,” Alley told The Sun. “I will say it’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, the hardest decision I’ve ever made because I was madly in love with him — we were fun and funny together.”
She continued: “It wasn’t a sexual relationship because I’m not going to cheat on my husband. But you know I think there are things that are way worse than sexual relationships, than cheating on someone that way. I consider what I did even worse because I actually let myself fall in love with him and stay in love with him for a long time.”
Travolta has been married to 55-year-old actress Kelly Preston since 1991.
Alley and Travolta went on to start in two sequels to their 1989 comedy: Look Who’s Talking Too (1990) and Look Who’s Talking Now (1993).
Alley, who was the runner-up on this year’s Celebrity Big Brother, also gave her opinions on the #MeToo movement in the interview. She said she believes the reckoning has gone too far in some respects. The actress revealed she and the rest of the Cheers cast used to make so many inappropriate jokes with each other during filming that she thinks all of them “would be in prison” today given the norms of what is considered sexual harassment.
“I think you do a person who has been raped a great disservice by saying someone pushed you against the wall and kissed me or patted me on the ass,” Alley said of the #MeToo movement. “And I feel like everybody got thrown into the mix whether they had done something of magnitude or not — and I don’t think that was fair to men.”
She continued: “If a guy pushes you against the wall and kisses you just go ‘Stop kissing me,’ end of story. Because if a guy’s interested in you and you’re interested in him and he pushes you against the wall and kisses you, you’re happy he kissed you.”
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